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Hit a Home Run for Your Quality of Life

You’re standing at the plate right now, and you don’t even know it. The sun is beaming down, the grass has that fresh cut smell, and you’ve got a Louisville Slugger resting in your hands. Life is on the mound across from you, and you never really know what kind of pitch he’ll send your way. One of life’s sneakiest … Continue reading »

Foods that Prevent Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are by no means pleasant. They are embarrassing and uncomfortable, and they are common. They affect half of all adults by age 50. A good way to prevent hemorrhoids is to have an active lifestyle, but there are also some foods have been known to help prevent hemorrhoids as well. Drinking plenty of fluids not only helps soothe the … Continue reading »

Soluble vs. Insoluble Fiber: What’s The Difference?

Get more fiber into your diet. Eating high-fiber foods is great for your digestive system, and can help lessen your chances of developing colon cancer, or other problems such as indigestion or even hemorrhoids. OK, but what kind of fiber should you eat? Here’s a quick rundown on the two types of fiber. Soluble and insoluble fibers  have different affects … Continue reading »

Medication can affect digestion

Could you be developing hemorrhoids from your prescription? Depending on how your medication affects your nerves or body fluids, this type of digestive issue can be a fairly common side effect. Constipation can occur when the medicine affects the nerve and muscle activity of the colon, slowing down the process.  A medication may also affect intestinal liquid, hardening the stool, … Continue reading »

Hemorrhoids Don't Observe Holidays

Did you know that 50 percent of Americans over 50 years old are dealing with the pain of hemorrhoids? Up to 20 percent of these patients have to address theirs with surgery. This is why maintaining a soft stool is crucial to both healing and avoiding hemorrhoid development. Here are some preventative tips: Make sure you are eating plenty of … Continue reading »

Wheat and Digestion

When you’re shopping at the grocery store, you may choose food items made with wheat since they seem to be the healthier option. While it’s true that eating wheat can help digestion stay on track by bulking waste up and moving it along, too much wheat can be the culprit behind hemorrhoids and other digestive woes for some. Wheat contains … Continue reading »

Stress & Hemorrhoids – How One Can Cause The Other

If you’re in a stressed-out place, you may have a lot going on physically. Headaches and muscle tension are commonplace, and definitely an upset stomach factors in there as well. Most of us get a knotted-up stomach as the first sign of building stress, and that’s not surprising. Why? Well, your gut is full of sensitive nerves, just like your … Continue reading »

Knowing Triggers Can Help Prevent Hemorrhoids During Pregnancy

Pregnancy comes with all sorts of surprises, some of which are not pleasant. For many women, hemorrhoids are at the top of that list. Developing hemorrhoids is a common experience for many pregnant women, especially during the third trimester. There are several reasons for this: Decreased blood flow to/from the lower body. The growing uterus puts pressure on veins in … Continue reading »

Is Fiber The Key To A Hemorrhoid-Free Life?

Eating more fiber is a proven way to reduce your risk of hemorrhoids, not to mention helping your entire digestive system and overall health in general. But sometimes fiber isn’t enough. According to the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse, high-fiber foods include Beans Whole grains and bran cereals Fresh fruits Vegetables like asparagus, cabbage and carrots But it’s important to … Continue reading »

What You Eat Affects Hemorrhoid Development — Or Lack Thereof

Chalk up another reason to maintain a healthy diet: avoiding hemorrhoids! If your idea of nutritional balance is offsetting three candy bars with a diet soda, you’re just asking for trouble when it comes to digestion. And that means, down the road, you’re more likely to develop hemorrhoids. An unhealthy diet can lead to constipation, and the straining and stretching … Continue reading »